While Julian and Lily host a party to celebrate Mary Louise and Nora's anniversary, Stefan and Damon initiate a risky plan; Caroline faces a new reality that threatens to destroy her relationship with Stefan; Lily makes a difficult decision.
AIRED: December 3, 2015
RATING: 5 ★★★★★ Extraordinary!
3 years from now, Damon wakes up tied to a chair with vervain soaked chains. The person in the shadows states that he's not the fly they were hoping to catch. When Damon tells the person to step out of the shadows, the person who is revealed is Lily. When he sees her, he states that it's been a long time. At first, I was wondering how Lily could possibly be there when she's dead. At the end of the episode, there's another scene that reveals the truth. Werewolf toxin. We still don't know who the hunter is, though. But what really stuck out was Damon's remorse toward his mother. I'm wondering what happened to change his opinion of her.
The Salvatores plan to kill Julian that day. Everything must appear normal. They get Julian's blood, have the Heretics unlink Lily from Julian, then they kill him. Valerie will tell the Heretics the truth about Julian, so that they help with the plan. The plan was good in theory, but they keep underestimating Julian. He's been around longer than all of them, he can't be taken down that easy. It seems like wishful thinking. I think that they should have planned things out a lot more than they did. They should have thought of every possible scenario. Because they didn't, someone paid the price. And that price was a heartbreaking one. I was crying my eyes out at this loss.
It also happens to he Nora and Mary Louise's 133rd anniversary. Julian plans a huge party for them, using the people he compelled as guests and food. Mary Louise plans to propose to Nora. Julian gives her a ring to propose with that Nora is sure to love. There is a lot of drama that happens at this party - there's drama between Julian and Lily, Lily and Damon, Mary Louise and Nora, Valerie and her family. And this drama was a contributing factor in the failure of the plan to kill Julian. There was so much friction that loyalties weren't as strong as they should have been. There were some really nice moments, such as hearing a song Beau had sung before he lost his voice. He had a beautiful voice. Mary Louise's proposal was sweet. Stefan and Lily's mother-son moment was so touching. But then there were moments of betrayal, heartbreak, and grief. So they had a very busy night.
On a side note, Caroline finally told Stefan about the pregnancy. He didn't handle it well, but with Lily's advice he cleared things up with her. Letting her know that he's not going anywhere. And then Matt was instrumental in Enzo's capture by a mysterious group of hunters. I'm very curious about who these people are and what they want with Enzo.